Kate Beckinsale reveals that she was also a victim of the abuses of Harvey Weinstein

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Kate Beckinsale, Harvey Weinstein

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The producer tried to overdo it with the actress when she was just 17 years old.

Kate Beckinsale remember to have been “uncomfortable but harmless” after his encounter with Harvey Weinstein in a hotel room when she was 17, a time during which he was presented in a bath robe, and offered him alcohol.

The New Yorker recently reported that 13 women were assured that the producer of the harassed and assaulted sexually and the three of them accused him of rape. The representative of Weinstein said as a response to the story that “any allegation of sex is not consensual is denied unequivocally by Mr. Weinstein”. He has not been accused of any crime. Recently, several actresses have spoken about their allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein, among them Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrowwho spoke with the New York Timesand Face Delevingne, who wrote a publication in Instagram.

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“I was called to meet Harvey Weinstein at the Savoy Hotel when I was 17,” wrote Beckinsale in your own post Instagram published this Thursday. “I assumed I would be in a conference room, which was very common. When I arrived, the reception told me to go to his room. He opened the door in his bath robe. I was incredibly naïve and young and not crossed my mind that this older man and unattractive wait that I had any sexual interest in him. After refuse to drink alcohol, and announce that I had school the next morning, I went, uncomfortable but harmless”.

“A few years later, he asked me if he tried something with me in that first meeting,” he wrote. “I realized that he could not remember if he had abused me or not. I had what I thought were limits, he said he is not professionally many times for years, some ended up with him screaming at me calling me an idiot and making threats, some of which resulted with him telling people, between laughs, ‘Oh, Kate lives to tell me not’. It speaks of the status quo in this business, because I was aware of what to defend myself and say no to things, while allowing me to feel uncompromising, and without a doubt hurt my career and it was never something that I sentiera supported by anyone more than my family.”

The career of the british actress took off about 10 years later, at the beginning of 2000, when she acted in films like Pearl Harbor, Underworld, Serendipity and The Aviator. The last two movies were co-produced by Miramaxthe company that Weinstein co-founded and was its co-owner for that then.

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“I would like to applaud the women who have spoken, and the promise that we can create a new paradigm in which producers, managers, executives and assistants, and all those who in the past have shrugged shoulders and have said, ‘well, that’s Harvey / Mr. X / insert name here’ you will realise that we on number we can make a real change,” continued Beckinsale. “For every moment like this there have been thousands of people in which a vulnerable person has committed a behavior unworthy and unprofessional and has found that do not have the resources, due to an atmosphere of fear where it seems that almost everyone has been living”.

“I had a friend who, based on his experience, he warned a young actress who said she was going to dinner with Havey to be careful”, he wrote. “He received a call the next day saying he never would work on another film Miramaxthe girl was already sleeping with Harvey and told him that my friend had given him a warning. Let us allow our young women are meat sex cannon, and remember that Harvey is a symbol of a system that is sick, and that we have work to do”.

Weinstein has not responded to the comments of Beckinsale.

Over the years, there have been rumors in Hollywood about the alleged sexual abuse of Weinstein against women.

“I knew about Harvey a year ago and I’m ashamed that I didn’t say anything right there,” he said Jane Fonda to Christiane Amanpour of CNN. “I was not so daring because I guess that never happened to me, so I didn’t feel it was my place.”

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Another of the women spoke about an alleged sexual assault perpetrated by Weinstein was Rosanna Arquettewho told him to The New Yorker she had to meet with the producer to dine at the Beverly Hills Hotel to pick up a script, but told him that he would look in his room, where, she says, he has received it in a bath robe white and asked for a massage, which she refused, and said that he took her hand and placed it on his erect penis.

Fonda said that Arquette told you about this alleged meeting.

“It turned out as a shock and a great disappointment”, he added.